I am working for our state's dept of ed as a coach for districts piloting math and literacy design collaboratives and a new teacher evaluation system.
Something a little different than art with K - 8 students! I've taught math and literacy over the years too - so it really is a good fit.
I found out I got the job my first day back at school... it has been bittersweet. It is hard to leave - I met my husband at the school, taught parents of current students... our boys played in the halls when we worked on the weekends...
but I'm glad I get to try something a little different.
Our youngest started college last year so this is the time to try something - I don't know that I would have made a change when our kids were home.
There were several times I thought about changing careers - but the pros of my job outweighed the pros of changing. The past few years I looked into going back to school (thought about tech education), I took some Saturday classes on peer coaching... so I know I was ready to do something else.... I just didn't know what.
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Ellen, just curious where you are heading off to with your new job. I sometimes think about delving into a new career or just trying something different. Curious if you are still in education or something totally different.
Any advice for us in mid career? Katrina